A quick video biography on Sal Glesser

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by knife2Agunfight, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. ShepardCC


    Dec 4, 2012
    Class act. Good people are hard to find and are impossible to replace. Appreciate them while they are here. Thank you Sal for the amazing work and your tireless dedication to your goals and success.
  2. Surfingringo

    Surfingringo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 2013
    :). It was almost impossible back then too. The fundamentals of this world haven't really changed that much. A mans gotta have a vision and a lot of salt to make this kind of success out of his life today, but the same ingredients were required 40 years ago.
  3. redfeenix


    May 12, 2011
    Watch the other videos in the series that BladeHQ have made and you will clearly see why Sal stands out among the rest.....despite what he has achieved and done in the industry he is remarkably down to Earth.... no wonder he is so blessed!
  4. RevDevil


    Nov 9, 2009
    Sal is a cool guy, no doubt. Not many people left in the world like him.
  5. skyhorse

    skyhorse Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    :thumbup: When most Men see tree's, Sal Glesser see's forest! :)
  6. T Schloz

    T Schloz

    Oct 3, 2001
    A class act all the way for sure. I really enjoyed the video.

  7. Stays Sharp

    Stays Sharp

    Nov 21, 2013
    I do have a complaint. The video wasn't long enough :p
  8. HinFL


    Apr 8, 2014
    Today has been a big day! I just ordered my first Spyderco knife & I'm making my first post on this forum. That video bio of Mr. Glesser gives me a great appreciation for the family, their company & their fantastic products. Thanks for posting it so this new guy gets an important history lesson!

    Thanks, too, for all the great info I've gotten from lurking before joining. You all helped me choose my first, in what I know will be a series of, Spyderco products!
  9. amen74


    Mar 10, 2008
    Welcome to BladeForums HinFL! Congrats on your first Spyderco! :thumbup:
  10. Battle Proof

    Battle Proof

    Mar 25, 2014
    Cool video. Love this company. Thanks for sharing......
  11. HiLandR


    May 23, 2013
    That was great, thanks for posting! Sal showed great vision and drive. I guess it paid off!
  12. Sal Glesser

    Sal Glesser Moderator Moderator

    Dec 27, 1998
    Hi HinFL,

    Welcome to our forum.

  13. Gramps


    Nov 17, 2002
    Good stuff.
  14. I don't own as many as I used to, but i am still a huge Spyderco fan. It was cool to finally hear Sal's voice.
  15. tvenuto


    Jan 27, 2013
    Great vid thanks for sharing. Class act all the way, which is more difficult than many would suppose when you're the owner of a business.
  16. Hairlesstwinkie


    Feb 4, 2013
    Great video. I love these Meet Your Maker videos. I know I can always count on Sal and Spyderco to put out quality cutlery.
  17. Lycosa


    Aug 24, 2007
    Thank you for posting this.
    Thank you and congratulations, Sal.
  18. GatorFlash1

    GatorFlash1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2012
    I find it interesting that the "Spider" in the Spyderco name was not derived from a knife but from a neat tool that held things called a third-hand. I wish Sal had said more about it and how he jumped from it to knife sharpening. Here is an interesting link from the Spyderco forums.

    The Spyder

    A quote from the history of Spyderco book "The name Spyderco and the mascot spider that became embodied in the company's logo were derived from the word "spyder," which represented two things: the spiderlike shape of the Portable Hand (Sal's first invention) and the designation some European automakers gave to high-performance roadsters.
    High performance, then and now, was what Sal wanted to provide in whatever products he sold."




    Last edited: Apr 11, 2014
  19. Andre


    May 22, 2000
    I am sitting here with a tear in my eye! I just love the knives, always have. I just get them. I can see Sal is a good solid guy as well. RESPECT!
  20. computernut


    May 16, 2011
    Great video!

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